Annie | Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room - Downtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room - Downtown
New York, United States
goodnaturebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally known as 2nd Year Annie

Tasting Notes: Our imperial IPA was originally brewed to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary in 2014. We were so taken with her, we decided to keep her on as one of our first bottled beers. A complex IPA that delivers on many lev-els. The simplicity of the grain bill allows the hops to really shine. Tropical fruits and lemon on the nose with a spicy finish that tickles your taste buds.

OG: 1.081
FG: 1.014
SRM: 5
IBU: 95

Added by goodnaturebrew on 03-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,607
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
88
pDev:
10.68%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Photo of Greywulfken
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Medium gold and hazy with a few fingers of white head... Overall impressions suggest candied citrus - lemon and particular and tropical fruits... A fresh-hewn grain backdrop, and some accents of something almost spicy, as in holiday spices, not peppery heat-type spice... Medium-bodied and amply carbonated, moderately sweet, mildly bitter... Good, but something about the taste is a little off for me... Canned 9/4/18...

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Photo of edthehead
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of mangos and stone fruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of stone fruits along with hints of tropical fruits—mangos seem to stand out in particular.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The flavors of this IPA seems to be more concentrated to other beers in the style and seem indicate that lupulin powder was used.

Serving type: can

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a relatively clear pale to medium straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and a moderate amount of pale bright yellow + faint pale golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy tropical/mango, citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, and floral hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + honey malts with a moderate amount of honey sweetness. Hints of dank resinous hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + honey malts with a moderate amount of honey sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of juicy tropical/mango, citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, and floral hops along with light flavors of dank resinous hops. The hops impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away almost instantly leaving lingering citrus + tropical hops flavors.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with a hint of dryness and alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with a very pleasant hop profile and just enough sweetness in the malt body. Enjoyable and I would happily have another of these.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bustersuess
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phineasco
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wskierman
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark straw color. A large billowing bubbly head retains well and yields thick layers of foamy lacing.
Good ole fashion IPA aroma that emits citrus, grapefruit and orange pith. The smell of pine, grass and herbal dank, nearly pungent on the nose, begins to develop in conjunction with the citrus.
The sweetness on the tongue highlights a thick and doughy malt base, hints of caramel and graham cracker. However, the hops battle for center stage, bringing forth flavors of grapefruit pulp, orange pith, light lemon zest, sharp pine and danky resin in the finish. The bitterness is moderate and provides a good counterpoint to the malt fullness.
The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium bodied, juicy and frothy, yet with a zesty citric sting and a sharp piny prickle.
Solid DIPA all around.

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Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeman
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwillcoates
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy, almost completely opaque golden orange with a creamy white head. Medium retention; a thin ring always remains, and spotty lacing is left behind.

S: Big citrus; some orange and lemon, stone and tropical fruit; peach, apricot, pineapple; very light/soft cracker/biscuit malt, and slight dank grassiness and spice.

T: Tons of orange, lemon, and honeydew melon upfront, then a wave of blood orange and grapefruit; lots of apricot, peach, mango, and pineapple on the mid-palate; a touch of pine; biscuit/crackery malt backbone, hints of dank grass; smooth vanilla malt flavors, then a lightly dry finish with almost no bitterness, aside from a pop of orange peel and dankness.

F: Really creamy and thick; moderately carbonated, lightly dry with no lingering bitterness or off-flavors.

O: A really good NE IPA! Great to have these guys as a semi-local brewery. Really nice flavorful IPA!

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

decent hoppy beer. can shared at brewed and bottled. drinkable though unexceptional. some colour, little head. no hop aroma up front. Hopped British beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a dark-ish and slightly hazy orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells pretty nice, with pine resin and orange zest, some grapefruit, etc, but the malt character just bowls it's way through the beer- I get tons of caramel on the nose.

This is decent enough, but the malt character is far too dominant. The hops are strong, but not nearly strong enough to overcome the caramel-soaked brown bread malt character. The malt backbone is fairly tasty, so it's ok in the end, but I want the hops to shine more.

This is medium bodied, pretty creamy, with a good level of carbonation.

This needs a bit of tweaking. It's a good start, though.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice enough DIPA but aroma is let down somewhat by the flavor. A healthy dose of fruity, tropical and citrus hop notes in the aroma mostly fail to materialize in the taste, which is pleasant enough but not terribly interesting. Dry and subdued malt bill. Medium bodied with a crisp feel. Above average but lacking in overall depth of flavor to my taste.

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Photo of musicsherlock
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hendry
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Annie from Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room - Downtown
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 88 ratings